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Message from Cindy Hipps on attempts to quash bill: Please call SC Education Committee

Tucker Hipps Transparency Bill.

From Mrs. Hipps–I need this out of committee and to the floor for a vote. Please call those on the education committee. I’ll post below.

 “Rita” Allison, Chairman
R. Raye Felder, 1st V.C.
Robert L. Brown, 2nd V.C.
Terry Alexander
Linda “Lin” Bennett
William Scott Cogswell, Jr.
MaryGail K. Douglas
Jason Elliott
Jerry N. Govan, Jr.
Patsy G. Knight
Steven Wayne Long
Brandon Michael Newton
Joshua A. Putnam
Tommy M. Stringer
Bill Taylor
Ashley Trantham
John Taliaferro “Jay” West, IV
Ronald “Ronnie” Young

H 5039 General Bill, By Putnam
Summary: Act No. 265, Tucker Hipps Transparency Act
A BILL TO AMEND ACT 265 OF 2016, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE “TUCKER HIPPS TRANSPARENCY ACT”, SO AS TO PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZE THE ACT AND TO REPEAL THE THREE-YEAR SUNSET PROVISION.
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03/01/18HouseIntroduced and read first time (House Journal-page 18)03/01/18HouseReferred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 18)03/06/18Scrivener’s error corrected

PS

Why would there even be a sunset provision?

Cindy Tucker Hipps It was added by the Senate to stall the bill. With 5 minutes to spare, Josh ran back to the house where they stopped to vote this bill in just minutes before the 2 year session ended. It was a miracle. No one can publicly vote against transparency but the bill was not wanted and fought against.

 

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Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
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